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Solar Battery Charger for Laptop- Notebook-Cell Phones

Updated on April 2, 2013
solar battery charger laptop
solar battery charger laptop

Solar panel is around for years and widely accepted as an alternate energy source in many parts of the world including USA and Japan. Choosing a solar charger for your laptop battery might sound relatively new, but it’s a very useful energy solution for hikers and field workers. Think about you are traveling for your project work in a remote corner of the world.In such cases,solar laptop battery charger will be a cheap and reliable solution to power up your laptop. Most of the solar power bank, not only power laptop but also any digital devices including cell phones.One important aspect of solar charger is that once you buy it, you do not have to pay for any electricity bills--it’s totally green and free supplier of abundant natural solar power.

solar battery laptop
solar battery laptop

Before buying any solar battery charger for your laptops of mobile devices you need to be familiar with the following technical details of a charger system according to your needs.

Example of Technical Details of Laptop Solar charger

  • Output power of Solar panel output: 18V, 320mA
  • Operation temperature of solar panel: -20-80°C
  • Solar Panel life time: Above 10 years
  • Dimension of the solar system: 390*280*5mm,Weight: 390g
  • Warranty period of the entire solar kit-12 months
  • The solar charger must fit most of the popular branded laptop charger plugs.

How to use solar battery charger for laptop?

Most of the laptops need 16V to 24 V for operation and cell phone or mobile handset require around 5Volts.

How longer the battery will remain charged?

As long as your solar charger is exposed to the Sun, it keeps charging the laptop battery. For example if your solar panel can generate 2 Amps per hour, then 5-hour of Sun exposure will generate 5x2=10 Amp-hours; if your laptop battery is 12 Volts then it will generate 12x10=120 Watt-hours9(Who). These 120 watt-hours are how much energy sun can provide in a day, considering 5 hour sun exposure of the solar cell. Normally, small notebook laptop consume 60 watt. So, with 120 WH, your laptop will run 120/60= 2 hours. If you need to increase the battery charging time, you just need to add more solar cells in you solar kit.

Note- 120 Watt-hour means, 120 Watt of power will be spended (or consumed by the laptop) over one hour of time. Since, small notebook needs only 60 Watt-hour, so it will run for 2 hours.

How much is the cost of solar charger Laptop battery?

The price can be as low as a hundred dollars to several hundred dollars; it depends on the solar cell capacity of the charger-- the more capacity the more you pay.

Will my Solar Charger work with any Branded Laptop?

This type of solar chargers are designed to work with most popular laptop adapters of current time-IBM ,ASUS, HP, Samsung, Acer/T1, Dell, , NEC, Toshiba-and also work with all types of cell phone adapters including Motorola, Nokia, Sony Erickson.

Why should I buy a solar Laptop battery charger?

Once you buy a solar charger for your laptop you need to pay zero electricity bill because solar cells get free energy from the Sun. In addition, solar energy is eco-friendly, which helps you to go green.

Laptop charging tips:always keep 50% of your laptop battery charged, even when you keep it in shut-down state. Never keep it fully discharged.


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      SANJU 5 years ago

      GIVE THE MORE DIAGRAM......................./

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      syras mamun 7 years ago

      Lady_E-In fact solar cell use only solar power,so electricity bill at all,I will be looking forward to your update.

      Sweetie-y advanced solar cells in the market other than silicon based cells, are already in the market, having more power generation capacity. thank you :)

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      sweetie1 7 years ago from India

      Thanks for nice info, it was great, we had a solar tubelight in our college and it had cells which would store energy so it can be used in night .. but it didnt work for long and had to be discared..but then u know govt colleges, they always buy worst of brands which cost more than best of brands.. but i like this idea..thanks

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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      I definitely need one of these, as it will reduce my electric bills significantly. I'll update you when I get one.

      Thanks so much for the info. Regards. :)

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      syras mamun 7 years ago

      WebMag-I was even not knowing about it, until I was searching about the recent usage of solar energy for commercial purposes.thank you so much :)

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      WebMag 7 years ago

      This is a very useful advice. I didn't even know solar charges for laptop batteries exist.

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      syras mamun 7 years ago

      Thanks my friend,great to learn you are in solar panel business. If possible, please let me know about it more, I am very interested in alternative energy sources, Currently,we have an offer from Toshiba-I will keep updating from side about my business. Thank you :)

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      dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      This is definitely a great idea, andromida. I'm actually now working with solar panels and so know a thing or two about just this. More and more of us are indeed going "Green" or are going even "Greener." Great hub my friend!